Summer cocktail recipes that are good for your teeth

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Christel Henke and Ira Koplowitz have teamed up with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to create a series of summer cocktail recipes that are great for your teeth.


Here’s a recipe from the collection:

The Cha Jing (The “Tea Classic”)

2          ounces  high quality London Dry gin

.5         ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

.75       ounce green tea honey syrup (recipe follows)

1          dropper Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters

2          celery sticks, cut into 1-inch sections

1.5       ounces sparkling water

Garnish:          Celery stick with leaves attached and a lemon peel twist

Muddle celery in mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients except for sparkling water. Add ice, shake lightly, double strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with 1.5 oz. sparkling water.

Green Tea Honey Syrup

1          cup honey

½         cup sugar

½         cup hot water

2          bags green tea

Steep 2 bags of green tea in ¾ cup boiling hot water for five minutes. Use ½ cup of the brewed tea and whisk in the granulated sugar followed by the honey until dissolved.